But what does geneaology have ot do with the Celtic Cuture?
Well if you are a white anglo-saxon whose lineage runs to Europe then you ARE of Celtic descendants. So are all the
Kings of England, France, Germany, Belgium, the Scandanavian countries and other countries.
Even the Romans, Greeks, Spanish, Portugese and Egyptians
have been found with LOTS of Celtic blood in them. As do many of the tribes that reside in
the mesopotania areas of the mideast!
Why? Because these were all areas conqured by the early
Celtic tribes at one time or another in ancient history!
Interested in your own family roots? Where did your ancestors come from and who were they?
Wouldn't it be fantastic to find
your family was traced back to
Easily answer those questions using the Internet and these
resources. My family did and we have now traced our family back to the early 16th century!
When I was still in grammer school my Uncle Edsell decided
to start a family project and trace the families history. He chose to start with his morther's side of the family
and so they did.
NOTE: My Uncle Edsell had 13 kids
so he had a LOT of help.
You see this was back in the early 1960's and there wasn't
any Internet and very little about Genealogy in the local libraries. So he had his kids start a letter writing
campaign. They sent letters to all the relatives asking for what each of them knew about Nanny
Maude's (his mother and my grandmother) side of the family I.E. her parents, siblings, etc.
In the early 1980's another uncle came for a visit,
who had picked up the work since uncle Edsell's kids were all off to college, married and/or raising their own
families. I got to see what had been done so far. They had carefully plotted the lineage out on a huge
role of butcher paper for all the generations. In roughly twenty years they had been able to trace the family
heritage back a little over 150 years.
Well my younger brother (Alan my half-brother) saw that and
offered to help. He was a young, single aspiring computer programmer and had plenty of spare tme. From the
early 1980's and for the next 10 years he was able to trace the family name back another 300 years! He was also
able to trace his dad's side of the family back over 270 years.
What Alan found was that one of our nanny Maude's
earliest grandfathers was an Irishman straight over from Ireland who married an honest to goodness real life
Another earlier relative was a Scot from one of the major
Scottish clans whose clan had, several hundred years earlier, fought with Wallace. And yet another ancester
was a Robber Baron (as they were called) who lost his fortune in the crash of the stock market in the
How was Alan able to be so successful in such a short
period of time? He knew how to use the tools of the Internet...
have only gotten better and better since then. With even MORE resources today than ever before -
and most of them are now free ifyou know where and how to find them!
If you too would like to trace your own family but don't
know where to start check out "Genealogy: Uncovering Your
Ancestry". In this amazing
publication you get simple step by step guides to ancestry research using the Internet. Written so that even
a Novice can understand and easily use these methods.
The easier way to perform your is to use this link: ancestry's family search, and look
at your family name and its story, it will give you a sense of where you are from and the journeys your families have made.
This puts us in a postion to be able to enjoy the fruits of our ancestors visions as we go forward with our lives.
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